Norway - Technical, Engineering, and Software Support for C-130J

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WASHINGTON, Dec 19, 2013 – The Defense Security Cooperation Agency notified Congress on Dec 18 of a possible Foreign Military Sale to Norway of technical, engineering, and software support for C-130J aircraft for an estimated cost of $107 million.

The Government of Norway has requested a possible sale of C-130J technical, engineering and software support; software updates and patches; familiarization training for the Portable Flight Planning System (PFPS) and Joint Mission Planning System (JMPS); spare and repair parts;  U.S. Government and contractor technical support services; and other related elements of logistics and program support.  The estimated cost is $107 million.

This proposed sale will contribute to the foreign policy and national security of the United States by helping to improve the security of a NATO ally.  Norway intends to use this technical, engineering, and software support to provide successful operation of the PFPS and  JMPS.  This program will increase Norway’s ability to contribute to future NATO, operations and supports U.S. national security interests.  This support will continue to strengthen a critical, long-term strategic military partnership.

The proposed sale of this equipment and support will not alter the basic military balance in the region.

The principal contractors will be Lockheed Martin Corporation, DBA Lockheed Martin Aeronautics in Marietta, Georgia; Rolls Royce Corporation in Indianapolis, Indiana; and GE Aviation Systems LLC, DBA Dowty Propellers in Sterling, Virginia.  There are no known offset agreements associated with the proposed sale. 

Implementation of this proposed sale will not require the assignment of additional U.S. Government or contract representatives to Norway.

There will be no adverse impact on the U.S. defense readiness as a result of this proposed sale.

This notice of a potential sale is required by law and does not mean the sale has been concluded.